Laurel Swenson

Studio 224

I am an abstract painter living and working in Vancouver. I am particularly interested in themes of transition, struggle and growth, (both metaphorically and materially). Each painting is a visual expression of emotion and struggle, externalized through paint and materials. Some feel like storms, some like summer.

My work is thematically connected by my focus on mark-making, the presence of the hand, the building of texture, and loose gestural painting. The titles of each work add another layer of meaning to the piece:  I aim to make the titles equally as evocative as the painting itself, sometimes aphoristic, sometimes they are truisms, and sometimes they give warnings, and sometimes they offer a little sense of humour. 

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Commissions are available. Get in touch to arrange a studio visit!